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Best Android apps for taking notes

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Best Android apps for taking notes
Our brains are amazing, we hope you'll agree with that. According to studies, they can store tremendous amounts of data, much more than a typical smartphone or computer can ever hold. Unfortunately, our brains also have the ability of forgetting stuff, hence it is wise to take down notes instead of relying on our memory. 

This is where smartphones come into play – they are almost always at our disposal and can store plenty of data, which makes them ideal for taking down notes. You just need the help of the right app. 

And apps for note-taking come in many shapes and sizes. Some are basic, without any bells and whistles, others give you extras like syncing notes across devices, or letting others work on them as well in a collaborative manner. Whichever kind suits your needs, you'll surely find the right app in the slideshow below. We give you 9 great note-taking apps for Android.

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:08 4

1. shy2papa (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

Color Note one of the best is missing from the list, PA should check it out its absolutely awesome.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:26

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

True, colornote is one of the best apps. I'm suprised how PA missed on that. But they seriously need redesigning the app interface, It's not even Holo yet. :(

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:19

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

I use Google keep. Sure there are more capable alternatives, but what makes it worth is the simplicity. The only thing I missed from evernote was scribbling.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:35

4. Plexicle (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Man, you missed the best one. Todoist.
I use Google Keep for just simple lists. Todoist is also simple, but offers sharing lists, assigning tasks, comment threads, infinitely multi-level tasks, and more.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:06

5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I used to use color note too, was decent.
Now I just use Keep.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:15 2

6. wilsong17 (unregistered)

S note galaxy note 3

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 00:06 1

10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I really like S-Note as well. Just wish Samsung made a PC app or there was an easy way to import notes to a PC app.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 12:09 1

7. Sprissy (Posts: 193; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

I use color note, very surprised it's not on this list.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 12:19

8. Rixarm (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 May 2013)

I use color note. It has master lock feature. It should be included in the list.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 14:12

9. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

Simple Notepad is Great:

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 08:18

11. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

I use Omni Notes. Simple and open-source.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 16:41

12. Fellwalker (Posts: 400; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

OneNote is really good at extracting text from images. Now the Android app is improving, I may return to it from Evernote. Google knows too much about me already...

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 14:06

13. psychosane (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

"memosaic" is an new app that has a beautiful and simple way of arranging notes.

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